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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 69,898 People

    I hate it when someone says "at least you have

    clothes on your back" or when they better their/others bad experiences over yours it puts things into perspective for about a minute then you go back to feeling like sh*t, it's almost getting shrugged like off because you're not in a worse place.
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I will not cry...i will not cry.

    ..I will not cry....is what I keep telling myself and I force myself to keep the straightest face possible while the tear still threaten to escape my eyes...
    rokrchik1211 rokrchik1211 18-21, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 57 Responses Jan 18

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    That's the one thing I want to make clear about

    depression: It's got nothing at all to do with life. In the course of life, there is sadness and pain and sorrow, all of which, in their right time and season, are normal—unpleasant, but normal. Depression is in an altogether different zone because it involved a complete...
    VioletMerryweather VioletMerryweather 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    CrazyDaisyeee CrazyDaisyeee 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    I'm still bullied...I got touched

    inappropriately multiple times...I get called fat by my family...and more...my last suicide attempt was..June 29th, that day I wrote my suicide note at 12:17PM. I always told myself when I do this I won't cry..I cried...
    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 4 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I had the greatest friend

    that anyone could ask for. She helped me get through the worst school year of my life. Then she makes up a story about me and turns everyone against me. That's one thing.
    happytragedy happytragedy 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    How do i get passed this idgf phase ?

    Its not who want to be... But somehow i got stuck here For the last 3 yrs of My life I just turned 25 and i want My life back....
    leiyah leiyah 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Sometimes I just want to take the easy way out

    but I think about the ones that really care and I don't want to be selfish
    african38 african38 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Nothing traumatic has ever happened to me.

    I've been picked on here and there but nothin too major. I don't understand why I feel this way. And I hate it. I feel like such an attention seeker. I'm so confused why I feel this way and I'm sick and tired of it.
    snowball456 snowball456 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I just shaved my arms in the shower.

    Now that I'm dry I can see all the hairs I missed. And I'm such a pathetic couch potato that I'm tired and sweating just from that. I can't do all this. I should just give up on ever being an attractive person and hide in front of a computer like I always have. I can't be who I...
    iacob iacob 26-30, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    Where is life taking me ?

    I have walked this earth for 49 years and have nothing to show for it. Today I was told by a young GP that to beat depression I must want to, that I must change me. Well wtf have I been doing all these years ? looking for answers, a way out of this nightmare. I've tried it all...
    jakdempsey jakdempsey 46-50, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Never say these things to someone

    who suffers from depression, or any other disorder/mental illness: 1: "You just need to give yourself a kick in the ***." 2: "No one ever said life was fair or easy." 3: "There are a lot of people worse off than you." 4: "Everyone gets depressed sometimes!" 5: "Maybe you should...
    tianajade tianajade 18-21, F 19 Responses Mar 4, 2014

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    I hate my bf I love him from my heart

    but I feel like my depression makes me hate him and mood swings only make me see the bad things of him and the world. I feel like I deserve love and that he has or can find a normal girl.
    Nonameleyla Nonameleyla 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    lately I've been extremely depressed.

    I don't know what to do. I feel like my life has been sucked out of me. all I feel like doing is just sleeping forever. I don't know how to feel happy anymore. sometimes I feel like if I died I would feel better but a suicide is crazy. no I don't want to kill myself but I've...
    missmaymay missmaymay 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm just very sad for too many reasons

    that aren't even valid reasons which just makes me more sad and I kind if just want to curl up in a ball and die.
    Ugh2319 Ugh2319 13-15, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    You are worthy! don't think you're not good

    enough! please if you need someone to talk to message me (:
    BeKinD2Ev1 BeKinD2Ev1 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Nope, I quit. Depression won.

    Life won. Society won. Everyone wins. And soon I'll be gone. It will be better that way. sorry for my existance.
    lifesacruelgame lifesacruelgame 16-17, F 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I crack open 1/2 anti-depressant pill extra

    and then I hit the gym. FU depression. I am weaponized and am gonna fight my way back to happiness
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 12 Responses Mar 18

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    I find this song comforting despite it's dark

    title. "Baby don't go, we love you more than you know." Kill your heroes by AWOLNATION http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=NawBiACs8XQ
    redtailhawk29 redtailhawk29 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Ik I post a lot up here

    and I'm sorry for that.....I just don't have anywhere else to really vent.....
    ShysietheVampiric ShysietheVampiric 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Silver2303 Silver2303 13-15, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    in three days, July 10th will mark a month

    since my last suicide attempt. I took 24 nyquils thinking it would work, but it obviously failed. I suggest not taking pills since it is by far the most painful way to die. But no death is painless no matter what you believe. Death is inevitable and so is the pain that comes...
    faith7777777777776 faith7777777777776 16-17, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    Macyyyy Macyyyy 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Waking up day in and day out angry

    and hating myself for the fact that I had awoken. Nobody has really ever cares for me and I have been on my own basically my whole life with people popping in and out just to take advantage of my genuine personality. Tormented constantly and alone. This is my life.
    CrazyAussieGuyTwo CrazyAussieGuyTwo 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 12 Responses Mar 13

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    I'm starting to think i am not strong enough to

    keep going. I am so tired of my life. The only way i can see relief is to stop living. :*(
    makster56 makster56 26-30, M 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Today was the first day in ages I actually felt

    confident about myself. Ever since I had troubles with my fiancé, I've hated the way I look, my body, my face, everything. But today, today, I felt like a princess ❤️
    IntoxicatedLies IntoxicatedLies 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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